Students Should Never Go Hungry With Allen Food Pantry


RJay McCoy

Chandi Leis, left, and Virginia Shafer have headed up efforts to establish the Allen Food Pantry, which provides food, beverages and other essentials for students.

RJay McCoy, Sports Editor

Allen Community College students can stop by the library to ask about the new Allen Food Pantry available to all students that are enrolled in at least one class. The food pantry keeps a variety of non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies in stock.

To select from the food pantry, visit the link on the Allen website; there students can access a list of what’s available that week, make selections and come pick up a bag soon after. The food pantry works on a weekly basis and all that is required is a student ID number; the process is anonymous.

The food pantry is taking donations from a list of items listed below. It also gives an indication of what is available to students.


  • Cans of tuna
  • Cans of chicken
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter


  • Beans, lentils, quinoa
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Instant potatoes


  • Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Cups
  • Dried Fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice Boxes


  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Cans of ravioli/Spaghettio’s
  • Hamber/Tuna helper
  • Ramen Noodles


  • Boxes of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal (packets)
  • Cereal bars
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Pop Tarts
  • Muffin Mix

Snacks/ On the go

  • Granola bars
  • Salsa
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac
  • Microwavable non-perishable/ non-frozen meals such as Hormel Compleats

To donate to the new Allen Food Pantry or for more information, see Viginia Shafer or Chandi Leis in the library during business hours.